Because of its location near Vancouver, a hub of diverse cultures, particularly Asian, and its status as host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler restaurants appeal to a variety of people. This international skiing destination is teeming with choices. Whistler restaurants offer menus ranging from contemporary fine dining to sushi, fresh seafood, game and gourmet pub food. Because of its proximity to the ocean, you’ll find that Whistler restaurants offer some of the best sushi and seafood of any other ski town, so eat up!
If you’re looking for an exceptional dining experience, Whistler offers dozens of high end options from contemporary Italian cuisine to fresh, perfect sushi to distinguished steakhouses, and even some gourmet Canadian gastronomy with a modern flare. On top of the list for extravagant experiences is the Bearfoot Bistro, which offers guests a tour of their notable wine cellar. The menu features modern Canadian cuisine. Araxi is sure to get foodies going with its seasonal, locally-sourced fare and exceptional service and ambiance. Hy’s Steakhouse and the Keg Steakhouse will please diners looking for a prime cut. Vacationers craving hearty food after a day on the slopes will rejoice in Quattro pasta dishes that have authentic Italian roots, but modern touches. Italian lovers will also appreciate the Trattoria di Umberto salads, pastas and fresh, simple main dishes, like seared tuna with tomato, capers and lemon oil.
If your tastes buds or wallet steer you towards more laid back Whistler restaurants, you’ll find plenty of options. The Brewhouse not only serves up handcrafted, homemade brews, but also offers tasty, upscale pub food like sandwiches, sliders on pretzel buns, wood oven pizza and mouth-watering appetizers, great for sharing. Plus, if you have tots in tow, the Brewhouse has great kid’s menu options. You’ll never want to leave between the Brewhouse’s beer, food, double sided fireplace and multiple flat screen TVs. 21 Steps Kitchen and Bar will also delight those in search of reasonable prices and uncompromised quality. 12 Steps is also a great place for large groups or families thanks to an excessive “small plates” or tapas menu.
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